Not only do funerals celebrate the life of your loved one, it is the coming together of families and friends that makes the difference. This specifically created support network is a source of comfort and strength both during the funeral and immediately afterwards.
Funerals can be emotionally difficult, but a good funeral will provide the opportunity to share memories. A funeral service is the customary way to recognise death and provide an element of closure on the life of a loved one. Simply put, a funeral service is a community ritual that allows us to honour and show respect for the dead and to help those left behind begin the process of grief recovery.
The funeral ceremony helps to publicly acknowledge the reality of the death, and when shared with friends and family it encourages the expression of grief. Being surrounded by family and friends and learning how their lives were touched may bring great comfort.